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proc_terminate

(PHP 5)

proc_terminateKills a process opened by proc_open

Description

bool proc_terminate ( resource $process [, int $signal = 15 ] )

Signals a process (created using proc_open()) that it should terminate. proc_terminate() returns immediately and does not wait for the process to terminate.

proc_terminate() allows you terminate the process and continue with other tasks. You may poll the process (to see if it has stopped yet) by using the proc_get_status() function.

Parameters

process

The proc_open() resource that will be closed.

signal

This optional parameter is only useful on POSIX operating systems; you may specify a signal to send to the process using the kill(2) system call. The default is SIGTERM.

Return Values

Returns the termination status of the process that was run.

Changelog

Version Description
5.2.2 Previous versions used to destroy the given process resource.

See Also

  • proc_open() - Execute a command and open file pointers for input/output
  • proc_close() - Close a process opened by proc_open and return the exit code of that process
  • proc_get_status() - Get information about a process opened by proc_open

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